It’s no coincidence that Canadian cities consistently achieve top positions in “liveability” surveys. This is a tolerant, multicultural nation where education is highly prized. As a result, a great deal of thought and money has been invested into the Canadian education system, leading to some of the world’s finest universities and colleges. Like their cities, Canadian children consistently do well in international league tables.
Canada’s educational success is partly due to efforts of politicians but it is also a natural development of the Canadian spirit: this is a country that places great worth on hard work and honesty, friendliness and respect. If that sounds a little quaint, bear in mind that Canada has a consistently strong and modern economy, driven by the multicultural cities as much as the vast, resource-rich wilderness. The USA’s largest trading partner is a world leader in energy and hi-tech industries but is also one of the most environmentally aware societies, where green issues are an important part of the national debate.